Advisor

Priya Kapoor

Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication

Department

Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (x, 66 pages)

Subjects

Communication, Lived experience, High school, Debates and debating -- Social aspects -- Oregon, Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- Oregon, Phenomenology

DOI

10.15760/etd.531

Abstract

This study seeks to explore the lived experience of competitors in high school level Oregon Style Cross-Examination Policy Debate in the state of Oregon. To elucidate this experience, between fifteen former competitors, graduating between 2003 and 2010, were interviewed in order to find common themes within the interviewees' experiences. The common themes that emerged from the interviews included establishing a knowledge base, the ability to research, effective use of communication skills, the development of confidence, and political awareness.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Communication

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8477

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